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Thread: Need help making a memory quilt

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    Super Member CajunQuilter2's Avatar
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    Need help making a memory quilt

    I will be making a memory quilt from cotton pajama pants, dickey work pants, cotton shirts, and lined jackets. What should I use on the back of the cotton pj pants to give it more substance? TIA for the help
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    I would add some type of lightweight sewable interfacing. This chart has more answers than you have questions. https://www.joann.com/on/demandware....acingGuide.pdf

    Edited to add: I would use an iron on. I'm not sure how thick the 906F is. It was the first one I saw that was iron on aka fusible and wasn't on the bias. Since it isn't woven, it shouldn't stretch which is what you want.
    Last edited by Barb in Louisiana; 09-19-2018 at 04:58 PM.
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    Thanks Barb, how close to Cajun Country are you? I am in Lafayette
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    Pellon Shapeflex--it's a woven and fusible and lightweight and supple.

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    I vote for the kind used for t-shirt quilts. I forget the number, but you can google to get it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunQuilter2 View Post
    Thanks Barb, how close to Cajun Country are you? I am in Lafayette
    I'm from over around Baton Rouge. Good to see another Louisiana quilter here. From your profile, sounds like you are a traveler?
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    I started a T-shirt quilt and looked for some stabilizer. They sold me Heat 'n' Bond. I brought it home and didn't think it was right. So I went back to the store. Those ladies said, Yes that was what I needed. So I went back home. Then I saw on the liner paper that it should not be sewn so I took it back. It said I need the purple stuff, the light Heat 'n' Bond. I brought that home and have made about 15 squares with it. But I don't think that is right either. What will happen to that when I try to press seams?
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    I'd use a tricot fusible. I used to do a lot of garment sewing and found the pellon products tended to shred after a lot of washing so I quit using them.
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